ABB recently unveiled Minerals Library 5.1/4, a new version of its process control system library to reduce operating costs and increase productivity of mineral processing plants.
ABB said System 800xA Minerals Library is a suite of object-oriented software control modules, which make it possible to design process control
and power applications in an efficient and fully parameterized manner. Successfully operating at more than 300 sites worldwide, the technology is claimed to increase standardization, functionality and quality of process control software over the complete life cycle of a production facility. This minimizes downtime caused by abnormal situations and allows the facility’s production process and assets to be efficiently operated and maintained, ABB said.
Minerals Library 5.1/4 comes with the following new features:
Control diagrams for better processoriented visualization of the application software.
Integration into Engineering Base, AUCOTEC’s plant engineering tool, which is successfully implemented in ABB’s mining projects.
Advanced drive and equipment group modules for today’s demanding material handling, grinding and mineral processing applications.
Extended parameterized solutions, which further reduce implementation costs and increase functionality.
Support of ABB’s System 800xA 5.1 Feature Pack 4.
“The current Minerals Library enables system engineers to develop new applications faster and at the highest quality,” said Martin Knabenhans, product manager for Minerals Libraries at ABB. “Maintenance teams and operators further benefit from easy fault-finding procedures including access to plant documentation.”

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